Post by pidgetgirl on Jun 23, 2006 18:50:42 GMT -5
* This outfit was worn by Molly in the book Molly Learns a Lesson. It can also be seen in Changes for Molly, the short story "Molly's A+ Partner," and in the book Brave Emily.*
(The name of this outfit changed to School Outfit in January, 2009)
Here's a review for Molly's plaid jumper and blouse, which is her school outfit.
This is a very simple but classic school ensemble. First, there is Molly's blouse, which has small lace trim and two little buttons in the front. It also has a Peter Pan collar. It fastens with Velcro in the back of the shirt and also around the wrists.
Next, there is her jumper. It has a nice red, green, and white plaid pattern on it, and the skirt part of it has box pleats. Like the blouse, the jumper fastens in back with Velcro. I believe it is long enough to go right under Molly's kness.
Last are Molly's green hair ribbons. I think they are made of satin? The ribbons are a nice touch and complete this outfit.
I just wish the jumper were made of a slightly more stiffer material, since I think it can wrinkle easily if you're not careful. Also, I think the blouse is slightly tight around Molly's neck, but it may depend on the blouse you get or how chubby your doll is.
Blouse: Great, great. Also good to add to the Eqyestrian outfit when you have lost the blouse that goes with that.. :-) Jumper/Dress: I like it but you have to make her wear it with the blouse otherwise it is too low cut. Ribbons:Good, but I think that they go better with the Christmas dress. I think the ones that go with the Christmas dress go better with this one. Extra comments: Also a great outfit to put on an AGOT/JLY as a School Uniform! Overall grade: A-
Probably my favorite Molly outfit. The blouse is lovely and fits under the jumper well. The jumper has just the right cut and design. The plaid pattern goes well on Molly. The hair ribbons match it- although I am not sure if I would have used satin for a school uniform. A+
I don't have much to add to the above reviews. This is my favorite Molly outfit for its soft, feminine look and I agree that it has a certain timeless appeal. The blouse is a very soft cotton that can wrinkle easily, but that's not such a bad thing if you can imagine it perhaps being a well-worn hand-me-down from sister Jill.
Pictured again below with a OOAK coat, Molly's Meet beret, and her book bag.
My daughter's Molly always wears this jumper with her saddle shoes (although usually her socks are folded down!). Our version of this outfit dates from the early 90's and has held up very well. Definitely gets an A from me.
Funny that someone mentioned this could be great for a school uniform. Apparently, my sister asked for this outfit for her Molly because it looked like her childhood Catholic School uniform! When she gave me her Molly, I got this dress, too.
It's one of my favorite Molly outfits. Like her "Meet" outfit and the red hula sweater, it's one of the most versatile AG outfits ever. It looks great on a modern doll (especially as a school uniform, as mentioned) and on any historical doll from Kit onwards. The blouse can go with most of her skirts, pants, and shorts, and probably many JLY pieces as well. I don't have any fitting problems, but both the outfit and my Molly are PM. I didn't get the ribbons (they're probably long lost in my sister's messy room) - I usually borrow white or red ones from my Samantha.
Post by groveportdoll on Feb 25, 2011 15:41:56 GMT -5
I received this outfit today and of course love it because it is classic, however I am disappointed because the blouse only closes with one Velcro strip at the top leaving the bottom half open. I wanted her to mix and match this with her navy corduroy pants from her original play outfit.
Well the closest I have to a JLY/modern doll is GOTY Chrissa. I paired Molly's jumper with a white short-sleeve blouse (this one from Doll Clothes Shop). This outfit can definitely pass for a modern day school uniform.
Sorry the link to the blouse no longer exists.
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2017 15:34:58 GMT -5 by Tiff02: To replace deleted photobucket pictures.
Post by chernayakoshka on Sept 28, 2019 15:43:31 GMT -5
Despite having had Molly for several years now, her school outfit is a recent acquisition…and I wish I’d gotten it sooner! I remember seeing it in the catalogues as a kid and my best friend in elementary school had it for her Molly, and in those years, I wasn’t terribly impressed with it and thought it was a little boring. I guess there’s no accounting for taste as one gets older because now I think it’s an adorably classic look! It’d probably work just as well for a modern doll as it does for 1940s Molly. I’m not particularly into mix and matching, but I’m sure this outfit has plenty of potential for it. It’s a must have for Molly collectors!
Blouse - A The shirt is a crisp, white blouse with long, slightly puffy sleeves and a Peter Pan collar. The two buttons on the front and the lace around the collar and cuffs are a nice touch. The sleeves have Velcro at the cuffs for ease in putting Molly in and out of it, which I greatly appreciate as both a former-kid and an adult with very non-nimble fingers! The sole drawback is the Velcro on the back of the blouse. It only closes at the top, leaving the bottom of the shirt open. This isn’t a problem when pairing the blouse with the jumper, but those looking to mix it with other bottoms may find this to be a problem.
Jumper – A+ The jumper is made of a soft flannel and features a flattering plaid of green, red, and white. In addition to looking really good with Molly’s colouring, it would probably also work as a Christmas dress if needed. The pleated skirt is both classic and gives the outfit some structure. Mine is the PC version and fits my PC Molly very well – I can’t speak for whether later versions will fit PC dolls of if PC versions of the outfits hang on Mattel dolls, but mine fits its corresponding era doll appropriately! I actually sort of wish that I’d had a jumper like this to wear to school…
Since mine was purchased from a board member, it didn’t come with the green hair ribbons. That’s just as well to me since I rarely change hair stuff out, but I’m sure they were the standard, satin ribbons Overall, a cute, classic ensemble that’s very flattering on Molly and could work for a doll in any era from Molly’s to the present. I’m so glad that I have this and urge every Molly collector to add it to their collection if they haven’t already – it’s such an essential piece for her era. A solid A!
My dolls: Samantha, Tess (Bitty Baby), Kit, Emma (#4), Molly, Elizaveta (My Twinn), Aziza (Goetz Little Sister), Saila (Maplelea), Kirsten, Viktoria, Peggy (#58), Marya Gregoryavna, Byron, Caroline, Alyssa (Stardust Classics), Joan of Arc (Dolls from Heaven), Luciana, Addy, Kaya, Rose (Magic Attic), Odette (Vanage Kristelle), Minuk (#11), Blaire, Blanaith (#8), Lindsey, Cécile, Eldora (#15), Nia (#18), Selina (#6), Courtney, and Margaret (#21).
I remember wearing clothes similar to this when my elementary school had a uniform while I was in second grade. I love the jumper (I should have ironed the pleats before Molly's photo) but the print and cut are timeless and classic. The white blouse is cute with the Peter Pan collar and single button, but I cannot figure out why they manufactured it with only the top half of the blouse having a velcro closure. I like that Molly gets new hair ribbons with this outfit; they are the same as the Meet Outfit just in green. I will say that I don't think her AG Mary Janes match this ensemble very well. Grade: B